If you don’t live in US, the chance is that you haven’t heard of Ted Williams. I, too, knew about him recently from one of my friend, Andy Chandra. He put a status update in his wall on Facebook saying:
- yeaa….the Homeless Man with a Golden Radio Voice got a job offer…more than 100 job offers
and my response was
what r u talking about? dpt dr mana lu ini (where did you get this)?
Being a student for almost seven years and a teacher lately has brought new perspective of note taking. It used to be that I took notes because my parents or my teacher asked me so. The initiative of taking notes came from someone else. As I grew older, I began to realize the importance of taking notes in my classes, meetings, workplaces, and even in a church service. From something that was “ordered” by someone else, taking good notes is now becoming a necessity. I start to realize that without taking a good note, I won’t be able to succeed in my life.
I know that taking notes doesn’t have to be on a piece of paper. It could also be a “mental” note. This method is fine and needed from time to time. It’s good for quick retrieval, but you will forget the details if you are only relying on your mental note abilities. Therefore, I will focus more on taking notes in a piece of paper, especially in a class lecture settings. By no means does a student need to be in a classroom setting for these tips to be useful. They’re helpful if you’re attending an online school as well.
Before we start, I want to lay down one simple objective of taking good notes. To me, a note contains every main details that your instructor lectures. It should be thorough enough that when you recite your note, it is as if you are repeating what you instructor was saying. Pretty simple, isn’t it? ok, here we go. Continue reading “10 Ways to Take a Better Note” »
I just realized how hard it is to become a professional blogger. Since now I will be blogging for my job, I can no longer use my mediocre writing skills. I have to improve my blogging skills somehow. Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not talking about blogging here. It’s about blogging for the company I’m working for now.
My biggest challenges in blogging are language and flow. English is not my first language, so I will naturally have problem with copywritings. I know it will probably take my entire life to master English copywritings, so I just need to improve it as best as I could. I’m not demanding to become an English language scholar, but at least to become a fine blogger. I would also want to write with smooth flow, not too rigid but not too loose either.
Do you have any suggestion for good books or good websites to check out? Anything will do. It’s not gonna be easy, I know, but I’m willing to take the extra steps to be better at it. In case you are wondering, I will be blogging about real estate apartments and house complexes in different cities, so it will be pretty much about everything: apartment living, go green, health, food, social events, etc.